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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal

## Comments 8290 Comments

Obviously the maker of this video never studied calculus, calculating the area under a curve and limits.

The length of a coast line doesn't grow bigger the smaller the measurement unit.

It approaches it's limit (a finite number) and a more precise number.

0.9

0.99

0.999

0.9999

As delta (unit of measure) approaches 0, the closer the function value approaches 1... not infinity

As to coast lines changing - true.

But that's why surveyors use lat/long co-ordinates.

If a coast line could be instantaneously surveyed, then one could calculate precisely the perimeter of a coastline at a specific point in time.

They would not need to consider the curvature of the earth if the unit is 1 foot.

Even a half-wit knows the answer that is so.